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Posted in: NHK to begin simultaneous online streaming in April See in context

Really, tho, why would it? I mean if they are "broadcasting" online (streaming?) then everyone in the world with internet access can see it, so are they planning on billing everyone else as well?

I don't think so, the original news mentions something about a check so only subscribers can watch it and it should only be complementary to the broadcast: . So I don't think it could trigger a payment for everybody having internet access (within Japan). Additionally I assume it will get some kind of IP check? Anyway, trial should start from 1st of March, then we'll know more.

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Posted in: Taiwan's pro-Japan young people back Tsai's re-election See in context

Just wanted to point it out again (some here don't seem to grasp the message):

Moreover, they were taught at school about the Japanese empire's colonization and aggression before the end of World War II in a NEUTRAL manner, unlike their Korean and Chinese counterparts.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 29-year high in final trading of 2019 See in context

What happened to the predicted economy crash due to South Korea's actions by some commentators here? Anyway, good to know bussiness is doing fine.

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Posted in: Gov't proposes Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant water release into sea or air See in context

I must keep repeating this since otherwise some wannabe-commentator-experts will cause further stultification: Releasing the tritium water into the ocean is what other countries do for many years already, sometimes with much more becquerel than planned here. The difference is just that Japan is open about this and the other governments or operators don't shout it out from the rooftops.

Here is a very scientific article from even nuclear sceptic Germany: . Main point: "Dangerous especially for the image" and don't worry, Japan sceptics will try their best effort do fullfill this prevision.

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Posted in: S Korean envoy to Japan seeks 'comprehensive' fix to wartime issues See in context

Tom Doley

Also, a group of U.N. human rights experts said the 2015 agreement was flawed and asked Japan to address the issues.

Lol, I read it. It is mainly about discrimination against women generally an the "experts" said, it might "fall short of the demands of the survivors". Of course! For their demands it will never be enough! Remember one saying once that at least the Japanese emperor had to kneel down before her, kissing her feet and beg for forgiveness? Right on! The article also states that "the South Korean Government agreed to consider the removal of a statue commemorating the ‘comfort women’ built in front of Japan’s embassy in Seoul. Both governments agreed to refrain from accusing or criticizing each other in the international community on this issue. " Never seen anything happening into that direction. For those arguing the text reads "consider", in diplomatic terms it means "will do". The Japanese part was fullfilled as I can recall. That those "experts" are also "deeply concerned" about removing a statue - without accepting its real purpose, rather playing it down - shows that they are defenitely either not independant or have no knowledge of what they are talking about. I think the latter was proven already by others above.

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Posted in: S Korea, Japan trade barbs over who said what about salvaging intelligence deal See in context

Good morning, now that everybody had their say I can tell how it was:

SK: We demand an apology for taking us off the White List!

JP: Sorry, we can't do that.

SK: OK, thank you, see you!

JP: ... ok, cya....?

--- next day ---

SK: Horray, we won. Japan apologized to us!

JP: ...???!?

All commentators: Yey, they did, no they didn't, did too, did not...

JP: We didn't apologize!?

SK: Yes you did, you said sorry. We release a press note you did and that you are a liar, always were and we were right and you never apologized... we mean, you apologized and... who cares. The truth is ours! World, hear us poor people etc etc...


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Posted in: Gov't says it is safe to release contaminated Fukushima water into ocean See in context

I'm glad all the nuclear experts from around the world are gathered here in this forum. I agree that it would be a good move to let 3rd party officials check on the water before releasing. As mentioned in earlier discussions, La Hague or Sellafield do this on a routine basis with sometimes even more bequerel levels than at Fukushima. As this article from German public TV states: It is "Dangerous especially for the image". Here is the article via Google translate:

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

Once the taifun arrived there will be different and more severe problems than this useless discussion about hiragana usage. Until then the warning did its job, everybody now knows about the danger.

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Posted in: Attacker found out idol singer’s address through online image eye reflection See in context

Just out of curiosity: How did they find him 17 days later?

Is "groped" really what is called according to law ?

No, and I guarantee it's not the word the police used; remember, this is Japan. Everything here is Japanese. And news articles on this site are notorious for being translated with the flavor of the translator.

I didn't stumble over the police report but in Japanese news I read 触る which pretty much translates as groping, but the actual accusation, also mentioned in the news is 強制わいせつ致傷, which basically means sexual assault and injury. Hm, actually the JT article states that as well.

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Posted in: Tokyo ready to share info on N Korean missile with Seoul See in context

So many Japanese posters here coming up with illogical conclusions. Yet the same people go on vacation when JT reports that Japan failed to detect recent NK missiles on multiple occasions.

How can you be so sure Japan didn't really detect the NK missiles? Maybe they did and tried to keep it a secret, now with SK admitting asking for Japanese data there's proof, that JP can detect - and the data is even sensitive.

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Posted in: S Korean fighter jet patrols over islands disputed by Japan See in context

@IloveCoffe (and some others...)

Wrong, Liancourt Rocks are disputed even acknowledged by Korea as agreed on the 1965 treaty...oh wait...

Senkaku Islands are disputed also acknowledged by Japan.

Yet, both countries SK and China avoid calling the ICJ, I wonder why.

Wouldn't it be great if SK as well as China agreed on an ICJ ruling? Japan already suggested that - multiple times.

Until sanity returns back into SK politics, we must live with that. Moon is a typical politician trying to move the attention away from his failing politics and back to nationalism. All failing leaders do that. Unfortunately.

To my knowledge, Japan already acknowledged to follow any ICJ ruling. Then these matters would be over and settled - maybe also what some countries don't like to happen. Distracting from domestic politics would become more difficult for them.

And imagine, also the double or tripple Japan bashing account holders since a couple of weeks here would not be useful anymore.

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Posted in: IOC chief to confirm Japan's food products safe for Olympic participants See in context

In my opinion it seems ridiculous at all that it is necessary to additionally confirm the fact that there is no radioactive food being served. Well done, South Korea. Meanwhile the food available in Japan to me seems as one of the safest available. Just imagine some Fukushima tracing radioactivity was found during the last couple of years by any NGO in Japanese Food, what the uproar would've been. No, Japan will not let this happen, therefore any doubts about Olympic food being radioactive is just ridiculous and such accusations follow a different plan.

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Posted in: Japan fails to track N Korean missiles in recent string of launches See in context

The "problem" is quite easy to explain: SK borders NK and has additionally questionable bases in the Sea of Japan, therefore detecting a rocket launch in NK and to follow its path afterwards is comparatively easy. The problem comes with intercepting the non predictable course and here SK also "apparently" was not successful! Japan faces the additional hurdle not being able to detect a launch directly simply from its distance and not usable own land in the Sea of Japan. Low altitudes combined with irregular trajectories are difficult if not impossible to foresee. So GSOMIA can give radar information from SK to JP but if that doesn't help to defend, then what's the use? Some people apparently cannot understand the difference of detecting and tracking&forecast!

To come back to the political issue here, if JP "begged" SK to have the radar information also in the future, it would mean that SK can get through with any future breach of international binding contracts making them useless and also can broadcast to the world how right they are with everything in bashing Japan. So far SK could manage to persuade other countries or news agencies that the bilateral problems where both somehow SK's and JP's fault while putting the first move to JP although the connoisseur of facts know better. So of course SK has to somehow proudly shout out they could "detect" the missiles. Did they admit of being able to - or rather not being able to also track and forcast the course then? No, it's the same when SK papers jubilated that they won most of the WTO cases vs JP but failed to admit or even mention, that in the end the basic ruling was against them.

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Posted in: Japan wins partial WTO victory in S Korea duties case See in context

Samit Basu:

The WTO threw out 12 of 13 claims made by Japan.

Lol, not even the biased Korean newspapers could count up that much. Also they didn't go into detail. Fact is that the anti dumping tarrifs in general are wrong, the other side points where just accessory. Forgt about those side points, but what do I talk, read the report: (I recommend the full version).

The neighbors have been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade war

Since this decision is on a case that started in 2015 (by SK) and has nothing really to do with the current development between those two countries, I wouldn't call that a tit-for-tat behavior, it's rather as a lot of tats from SK.

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context


I mean you should be fronting the reporters and concerned representatives from each country rather than sharing your gems of knowledge just here on JT..

Don't worry, I already did so and some newspapers took down the scare/blame monger article or rewrote it so it fits the actual situation especially in comparison to other disposals. I actually received some thank yous from editorial offices, especially the smaller ones which usually just take over articles from Reuters&Co - although some also pointed out they'd rather have headlines and readers and didn't change the one sided information. So don't worry, I'll do my best despite the fact it is difficult especially if you have certain countries against it which rather do anything to drag on the blame game.

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

If the water is cleaned from radioactive particles, only tritium will be released. Like it is done by any other nuclear power plant around the world - of which some release more Bequerel than now planned at Fukushima. The undertaking is basically nothing but an image problem which of course will be exploit by some countries (for whose we all know will do enhance the blame game).

Here is a neutral fact report about it:

The other famous video from enviromental activists is excessively exaggerated. It only shows surface water, negelcting 3D and the numbers are so low it could not be even detected. It just colors the ocean on a scale like peeing in the water. They should do this with other nuclear power plants around the world, all oceans would be deeply red in a matter of seconds.

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Posted in: Japan to set up police unit to help defend disputed islets: NHK See in context

You'll notice they don't dare do this with the Russian ones.

The answer is easy: The Northern Territories (those Russian ones) are currently administered and occupied by Russia. Doing the same there would be considered an attack. The Senkaku isles are administered by Japan, therefore it is simply an act of act of guard or defense.

On the other hand, why not agree on an ICJ ruling? Japan proposed this on all its disputed isles but so far neither opponent agreed or called on it.

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Posted in: Japan's hunt for minke whales resume in coastal areas off Hokkaido See in context

Whale hunting in general is a double-edged sword. As a leading industrial nation, I would like to see Japan to stop the whale hunting. It draws a bad light and apparently has not much of a use since whale meat is not really popular.

Then on the other hand there is always the alibi of tradition. Like Spain has their corrida/bullfights, certain countries use halal/shehitah slaughtering without any anesthesia, other island nations like Iceland or expecially the Faroe Islands also do whale hunting in an unbelievable cruel manner, recently having seen pictures of red colored bays, ripped open bodies with babys coming out and those slaughtered, too.

So it's not only Japan doing this but it's a weak point Japan can easily be blamed upon and as mentioned above as an industrial leader it will be under much strikter observation and blame than the other countries. In my opinion it is not the big ships seen here in this article that draw big attention, it's the beach slaughtering (of dolphins) which became famous by the blaming activists movie The Cove.

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

Like I stated in other posts, proof after proof that SK has no interest in fostering Korean-Japanese relationship, provoking only. Just sad, I hope SK will get a new, better and reliable government.

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Posted in: Japan to revoke S Korea's trusted trade status Wednesday as planned See in context

Trade controls as an issue are in a "completely different dimension" from military intelligence, Seko said, adding that he "can't at all understand why South Korea would connect the two."

Simple, South Korea only plays "adult" but is still a stubborn, unexperienced child. Incapable of learning apparently, too. It will be interesting to see, how the situation shows up on other countries' news. I suppose first there will be the Korean version published with the help of its global "truth" network. Then Japan will try to explain in a sophisticated matter with facts, which will not be headlined any more since they don't carry any aggression or are in any way outrageous. So the Japan-is-bad bashing from Korea will stay in people's heads in the end, mission accomplished like many times before. Japan needs a public relation office that also can handle social media.

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Posted in: New 'comfort woman' memorial unveiled in Manila See in context

Concering the differnce to WWII memorials in e.g. Poland, that was a country badly beaten so putting up those memorials is just fine but how if it was for Poland to make and sponsor memorials to other countries not for the fact of memorizing but for putting Germany in a bad light. This is how the comfort women statues are used and as we recently (almost) all learned, there is no interest in solving that issue since the statues have such a wonderful, not want to give up, blaming effect.

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Posted in: S Korea begins military drills around disputed island amid feud with Japan See in context

The maneuver is clearly, not just this time but every time, aimed against Japan. It's also clear that the Liancourt Rocks have been taken by South Korea by force. A fact is also that South Korea refuses to settle this issue, which is no wonder since it is obvious they'd lose at the ICJ. Therefore South Korea will never be able to have a sophisticated talk or relation with Japan.

This also leads to South Korean efforts to scatter their crooked views and oppinion around the world. I have more than once read in newspapers of different countries about the "East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan" or even worse just the "East Sea" or "Dokdo". South Korea tries to bring those islets and the "Sea between Korea and Japan" into the news as much as possible by releasing news only using their names.

Koreans deserve a better government. Just wonder, if they will grow up to do so. Japan needs a better public relation, presenting the facts. I think they need to hire some social media experts focusing on this.

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Posted in: Korean Air to reduce flights to Japan See in context

If there is demand, other companies will happily take over.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree on need for dialogue to repair frayed ties See in context

Chip Star, if China is enemy of freedom and democracy, then SK and Japan are not freedom and democratic nations.

If I was refused to live in Japan and had to choose between Mainland China and South Korea, heck, the choice is clear. To speak it out: South Korea of course, despite the fact of their current childish government.

On topic: Useless talks. The comments I read from the SK delegation is nothing but "we might make it out of this mess we created without being hurt too much and not to admit anything to Japan, let's play the Fukushima card a bit stronger to distract the world a bit more".

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Posted in: China urges Japan, S Korea to resolve dispute through dialogue See in context

I hope that at least one country has the guts to tell South Korea directly to finally stop that nonsense they have going on for years. They really need to be made aware of the crap they stage and go for the future. But apparently all are afraid they'd be branded as history forger by the worldwide Korean network of truth.

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

@Tom Doley

Seems like you and other posters here are trying to downplay incidents yet again.

I strongly oppose your accusation of downplaying the accident. I warned and continue to warn about the accident and that Japan was really lucky in an unlucky event: If it hadn't been for the strong wind blowing strong and straight onto the ocean during the explosions, a much wieder land area woul've been contaminated by radioactive fallout material making nearly half of Japan uninhabitable. Until today I miss this important part being told to the public officially. But the topic here is something else!

Even TEPCO admitted that it failed to remove dangerous radioactive contaminants stored in the tanks.

The article describes and Tepco admitting the problem of not thoroughly cleaning the water yet (because of probably five solutions still being discussed). You stop quoting afterwards. Here's the rest:

"Tepco said the problems occurred because absorbent materials in the equipment had not been changed frequently enough. The utility has promised to re-purify the water if the government decides that releasing it into the ocean is the best solution."

So I expect Tepco to actually do exactly that, re-purify it and then we would have the situation I explained above. They are being watched by the world and the press and believe me there will be numerous NGOs out in the Pacific to get water samples by the time of releasing water to make sure about the promises.

Japan needs to do a good job in informing about the plan including comparison examples, so the Korean attempt to link the event with its politics against Japan will hopefully fail.

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

Here is the link for my post above (for any doubters):

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

After shortly reading into this matter I realize, there are many wrong information also spread in the comments here. That famous simulation video above is nothing more than how an indicator is being diluted in the Pacific. It does not carry any information on the current subject except the dilution in the ocean currents (with btw. does not consider any neccessary 3D projection, it's surface and even there has very tiny numbers. Anybody recognized the scale?)

So, what is to be relased? Tritium! Read it up, it is nothing compared to other material from a nuclear power plant. In fact, the planned amount to be released is less(!) than any other average nuclear power plant releases! Every year(!) Sellafield in the UK or La Hague in France release similar amounts of Tritium, sometimes even with a higher Becquerel amount than now planned at Fukushima! "The main problem is only the image problem." Oh, this information btw. is also from Germany (and backed by many scientists) from an interview with Christian Küppers from the Eco-Institute at Darmstadt.

The fact, that South Korea summend the Japanese diplomats show clearly again, that this matter is not environmentally based, it's simple Japan bashing! If they were concerned, they would talk in a sophisticated manner and not threaten the public raging. The ambition is obvious.

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Posted in: Seoul businesspeople taking critical look at anti-Japan rallies See in context

Just a coincidence is it? - after Japan's occupation China broke into two, Korea broke into two and Vietnam broke into two. Malaysia suffered a long insurgency. No connection at all?

You mean those countries should've been continued to be occupied by Japan? They were not capable of taking care of themselves? What are you trying to say with your twisted examples?

What the article shows is basically what I alway suspected, also in my comments: Children are being used to carry on a certain basic hatred against Japan during the education life to serve public oppinion influence when neccessary for the current leaders. Now when those people actually go into business and start working, they fastly learn how important and nice Japan is. Therefore I repeat myself when saying I feel pity for the young SK generation to go through this instead of enjoying life to the future.

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Posted in: South Korea marks 'comfort women' memorial day See in context

I urge the Japanese government to issue some kind of guidline or textbook to correct some South Korean claims and demands, also putting a light in that history of developments. There are many places in the world where SK narrow perpectives are sowed and taken for an exclusive truth. Really catastrophic are those ugly Comfort Women statues, where communities are lied to around the world that they are just a simple historic memorials. Then when JP tries to inform about the true background some learn and don't allow the statue, but some prefer to keep acting blind causing high tensions around Koreans and Japanese even abroad. It's a shame, shame on SK for being so perfidious. JP needs to be more informative in an active way I think - otherwise, thanks to SK brilliant furtiveness, JP will continue to face fake feelings in the world which will be hard to correct again.

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